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It’s Party Time…Makeup Mists

Holiday Parties are coming fast, I already had a couple and  became aware of the value of looking good for pictures. I am not normally the type of girl who photographs good; actually I am the type of person who looks like this:

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But skipping the babbling, today I want to talk about Setting Sprays, because I have oily skin and I always have valued the power of setting my makeup in order for it to last longer. So I will be talking about two products (drugstore of course) one I already finished and the other one is still going strong.

The first one is the NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray around $8.00 in the drugstore with 2.02 Oz. This is a very powerful little bottle I enjoyed using it over the summer, but I have to admit that even if I am oily for this season is kind of harsh for me. I do recommend it if you are extremely oily, it really works.

NYX Setting Spray

The next product is the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray I even got tired of writing this name, now this product is interesting because it’s around $16.00 in the drugstore with 3.4 Oz. Ok it comes with more product than the NYX one and honestly I like it even more, you know how L’Oreal owns Urban Decay (and they also have their setting spray, which I did not like at all because it makes my skin feel sticky) well this product is good, mist is very lightweight, it does set my makeup pretty good plus I do feel it extends if for a longer period of time, it does not have any scent that I have noticed which is a good thing for me and my makeup looks good in photos. I do recommend it, but the only bummer is the price, for a drugstore product I feel it could be a little less expensive, but if I compare it with trying to buy a high end brand this beats it completely. My opinion would be get it with a coupon (which is a great option drugstore gives us in the US).

Loreal Setting Spray

Do you have any other Setting Sprays you love?

Until Next Time

xoxo

 

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Oily Skin |Skincare, Foundations, and all that stuff

Hey everyone, I am so excited about what we will be talking today, this is the compilation of years and years of experimenting with a bunch of products designed for Oily Skin, Products that they promise you that your face will be perfect, matte, and shine free.

Let me tell you something, during this journey I have discovered that sometimes you do not have to spend too much for accomplishing good results, of course there are very nice high end products, but there are also products that don’t deserve a dime. Anyways!! I hope you enjoy!

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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Ulta haul and all about eyebrows

Hey everyone, happy Friday, I am so happy that the weekend is so close to me, this week was completely busy for me at work, I felt it flew away. Anyways, today I wanted to talk about some products I got from my beloved Ulta the past weekend.

I had to rush because I was in the need of some eyebrow products, so please enjoy!

Have a great weekend,

Until Next Time

xoxo


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Hot Hot Hot!

Good day to all of you out there!! I cannot believe how summer has been stalking us here in Houston, and the Humidity oh my lord, that is something I’ve never experienced before. People from here tell me is not even real summer yet, so I don’t know what will happen. One thing for sure is that these past few days I’ve decided to give a rest to my flat and curling irons only because with the humidity my hair does not stay put.

So what I’ve been doing? Well, playing with all the hair products I can to get an easy hairstyle without fighting my wavy hair nature. I got to the point of saying I am letting this battle go and focus on more important stuff like organizing the new apartment (‘cuz this little hoarder hasn’t finished unpacking!). Also, for my makeup I’ve been keeping it very minimal, double wear foundation from Estee Lauder paired with my biggest discovery so far, the NYX matte setting spray, gotta love that stuff because it keeps my face from melting big time and my blush stays on the entire day. A little bit of eyeshadow from my NAKED Basics palette and my beloved ELF eyeliner. A little bit of lip gloss or lip balm and I am good to go.

I love this easy summer routine, today it took me less than 30 minutes to get ready, that has to be a record for me!! And the question of the day is: Do you have any special humidity tips for me? Also I heard hurricane season started, do you know any special things I should do to prepare for that?

Until Next Time

xoxo


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March Favorites

Hey everyone so happy today to talk about my March Favorites, not too many but still they are pretty interesting products, Enjoy!!

Products Mentioned:

  • La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel
  • Bioderma Solution Micellaire
  • NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
  • Hourglass Dim Light Powder
  • Bobbi Brown Pale Pink Blush
  • Benefit Blush Brush for Contouring
  • elf Liquid eyeliner
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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What I Loved in February

Hi Hello!! Today I have my February Favorites, the first favorites review of this year YAY! Basically I will say that this is short and simple, these have been staples of me these past few weeks. Enjoy!!

Products Mentioned:

Bath and Body Works – Sleep Lavander Chamomile Body Cream

CoverGirl – Clump Crusher Mascara

Lush – The Kiss Lip Balm

bareMinerals – Eyeshadow Palette in The Happy Place

NYX – Dewy Finish Setting Spray

Until Next Time

xoxo


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New Drugstore Lip Products

So I have been noticing that the last couple of month’s drugstore brands have come with amazing lip products. As you know I am currently at Quito, but I had a week off and went to the States, of course I had to make a trip to CVS and Walgreens.

Today I wanted to share with you these products I got and give you my thoughts on them.

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NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu. In my trip I discovered that you can get NYX in Target now (YAY!). So this is a neutral gloss, very nice color with a nice vanilla scent and shiny. It does not dry my lips at all which is something I really like from NYX products. Downside, this is not a long lasting product so you would have to re-apply several times a day.

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NYX Butter Lip Balm in Ladyfingers. I LOVE this product; it reminded me of the dollar scented lip balms my mom used to buy me from the AVON catalog when I was a child. It has a fruity scent and it is colored. It comes in several colors, I love it.

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Maybelline The Elixir in Fuchsia Flourish. I believe these are Maybelline’s interpretation for the YSL Glossy Stains, may I say that this product is something unique, it is glossy and it does have staying power. When I first applied it I must say I felt the product being a bit sticky (which is something I don’t like that much) but the color payoff and the glossy look made me feel very satisfied with this product. Now the applicator is something very similar to the YSL ones.

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Revlon Matte Lip Balm in Showy. Revlon did it again, they never cease to amaze me, these balms are GREAT. First of all it has this minty scent which I adore from Revlon products. Second of all it is moisturizing, you know how matte products tend to be drying? Well this is NOT dry, it lasts long time and color payoff is amazing.

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Revlon Lacquer Balm in Vivacious. I love the word Lacquer (sounds so fancy lol) this is the perfect Christmas Red Lip Color, the picture doesn’t even do justice to this vibrant red which I love. It is an amazing color, I really recommend you to get this while you can.

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All in all I am happy with my lippies, and can say that I am really impressed that drugstore products keep creating great quality products at half the price of High End products.

Have you tried any of these? If so what were your thoughts?

Until Next Time,

xoxo